Jazz Aspen fills out festival card
ASPEN Jazz Aspen Snowmass has announced several additions to its summer schedule, including appearances by Jackie Greene and Keb Mo. Jazz Aspens summer events include the June Festival, June 21-24 in Aspens Rio Grande Park; the benefit Summer Night Mambo, July 21 at Aspen Base Operations; and the Labor Day Festival, Aug. 31-Sept. 3 in Snowmass Village.Singer-songwriter Keb Mo, who played Aspen earlier this month, has been added to the Herbie Hancock & Friends show, June 21 at the June Festival. Also scheduled to join Hancock are trumpeter Terrence Blanchard, guitarist Larry Carlton, singer-guitarist Raul Midn and percussionist Cyro Baptista.Already announced June Fest headliners are Earth, Wind & Fire, Steve Winwood and the Black Crowes.Summer Night Mambo, a fund-raiser for Jazz Aspens educational programs, will be headlined by Cuban-born trumpeter Arturo Sandoval, with his Mambo Big Band. The party continues with New York-based, pan-Latin band Yerba Buena, playing at Belly Up Aspen.The Labor Day Festival will feature California singer-songwriter Jackie Greene, playing an opening set Sept. 3. Derek Trucks, previously announced as performing with his Derek Trucks Band, will play with his wife, singer-guitarist Susan Tedeschi, in their Soul Stew Revival.Also headlining for the Labor Day Festival are the Allman Brothers Band, and Govt Mule, led by Allman Brothers guitarist Warren Haynes. A final headlining act is still to be announced.For further schedule information, go to http://www.jazzaspen.org. For tickets, call 1-800-JAS-TIXX (527-8499).In addition, Jazz Aspen will co-present a series of concerts this summer with the Aspen Music Festival, including Wynton Marsalis & the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra (June 26, Benedict Music Tent), and a recital by bassists Christian McBride and Edgar Meyer (July 19, Harris Hall). For tickets and further information, go to http://www.aspenmusicfestival.com.
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